Dreaming In Films And Literature

James Thomas Linnell - Firs and Furze

You may not remember dreaming after you sleep, but you’ll encounter many dream sequences in books.

Isn’t it cheesy to rely on dreams? Don’t rational readers know that dreams cannot predict the future — that dreams are the scrabbled outworkings of a brain tidying itself up?

Dreams, daydreams, visions, prophecies, processes of memory… all of these count as ‘dream sequences’.

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